Hello again people. You remember when we took a look back at seasons 1 and 2 a few months ago. Well its time to see how the kids from Season 3 have fared. It was amazing how many are no longer with thier original teams and also some high picks were lost in the R-5 Draft. I'm working on Part 2 and will have it out soon. Enjoy!!
SIGNING BONUS: 6,840,000 Plus Spring Training Invite
The First pick in this draft was made by the Kickapoos. Yes the Kickapoos. I know its hard to believe, but they used to Suck.LOL. Anyways this kid has not disapointed MARK one bit. He spent 5 years in the minors where he hit .333,150 Homers, 536 RBI's. Wayne (World) Snyder also picked up 3 Silver Sluggers and an all-star MVP. Then he was called up in Seasons 7 roster expansion.And has been a starter at 2nd base ever since. So far in the bigs he has hit .271 , 97 Homers and slugged in 321 ribbies.And hes added 2 all-star Games a Silver Slugger and a Gold glove to his accolades. His one disapointment is his play in the post season. A .238 post season batting average hurts this team.
SIGNING BONUS: 5,201,000
ROBIN(Fuck Lebron) KING was selected by the Colorado Spartans(Albuquerque Turkeys). He spent 4 years in the Minors where he excelled. King has a minor league record of .325 with 94 Homers ,359 Ribbies and 77 stolen bases.And He picked up 3 Silver sluggers and a Futures game MVP. The Kid was called up in season 7 and was awarded Rookie of the year. In three M L seasons he has played in 3 all-star games and picked up 3 more Silver Sluggers,while hitting .299,136 Homers,428 RBI's and 177 stolen bases.So what did the Turkeys do at the start of season 11. They trade this Franchise player to the Kickapoos. The Turkeys may never get another player like this.
SIGNING BONUS: 3,820,000
The New York Highlanders drafted this 22 year old and wish they hadn't. Lloyd (Penny) Marshall has been a bust. He has spent most of his Career in the Minors where he won 62 games and lost 51. It was mainly due to Elbow surgery in Season 7. Marshall was called up in season 10 after a ownership change. And is 9-15 so far. Perhaps he can turn it around .Anyways he's only making the minimum salary, so its worth a try.
SIGNING BONUS: 7,220,000
WILLIE (Or Won't he) Buckley is a baseball Yo-Yo. He was the high priced signing of this draft by the Boise Beaver Hunters(Helena Barking Moonbats). He spent 4 years in the Moonbats Farm system and hit .313,151 Homers and 500 Ribbies. Buckley also grabbed an MVP, Rookie of the Year and a Silver Slugger while in the minors. So when he was called up Early in season 7 . Sordie expected big things from this high dollar player. So far he has hit .297,130 homers and 436 RBI's in the Bigs. So far Buckley has been demoted from the Bigs to AAA. Then back to the Bigs again .Then back to AAA and finally back to the Bigs. YO-YO indeed?
SIGNING BONUS: 3,630,000
The Charleston Tabaky Farmers signed Dallas ( Braden) Carlyle as there first pick. He did very well in the Minors hitting .307 , 110 Homers and knocked in 450 Ribbies. But because he plays in a small market. Dallas has been snubbed when awards were handed out. Since being called up in season 7 , he has been a solid contributer to the Charleston club. So far he has hit .284 , 85 homers and 338 RBI's. But again no awards for this Cat.
TITO BUCK-- FIGHTEN BISON --DID NOT SIGN
SIGNING BONUS 3,440,000
Chuck (Sammy Sucks) Sosa was selected by the Tucson Ticks(San Diego Salmonbellies). He spent 4 years in the Minors where he won a AA Cy-young and a AA Rookie of the Year. Then in season 7 he was accidentally left off the 40 man and was picked up in the R-5 draft by Jacksonville. After 4 years of playing part time in the Bigs he's been a bust with a record of 15-28 with a 1.69 WHIP and a 6.02 ERA.
SIGNING BONUS: 3,350,000
Jason(Friday the 13th) Abbott was picked by the Boston Machine(Indianapolis Injuns).This kid has turned out to be atrocious. After spending 5 sub par years in minors he was left off the 40 man. And Portland picked him in thr R-5 draft and gave him his shot. He went 7-13 with a WHIP of 1.94 and a ERA of 7.37. Now he's back at AAA. The reason this guy will never be a M L pitcher is his Control rating is 18.(Ouch).in his one M L year he pitched 163 innings and gave up 177 Walks. Now we know why Jason wears a Hockey mask in public!!
SIGNING BONUS: 3,250,000
The San Diego 49ers picked Walter (Icon) Kerr with thier first pick. He spent his first 31/2 years in the minors .And did quite well ,winning a HI-A Silver slugger award. Kerr hit .332 ,82 homers and 412 Ribbies. Then was called up in seasons 6 expansion. He hasn't hit his stride yet and may break out at any time. He is having a problem with strikeouts (396). But his stellar Defense makes up for his hitting slump.
SIGNING BONUS: 3,160,000
Hi (Bye)Shea was signed by the Atlanta Braves(Memphis Blues). This kids future was cut short when he suffered a terrible injury in his Rookie season.Because of that, he spent 6 long years in the Atlanta,Memphis and San Francisco farm systems. Then in Season 9 the Santurce Crabbers took a chanced and traded for the youngster. So far the kid hasn't been lights out , pitching a record of 26-25 with a WHIP of 1.35 and a ERA of 4.26.
SIGNING BONUS: 5,070,000
Kirk (I get Around) Davidson was the Burlington Coat Factories (Syracuse Moose) first pick. He spent his first three years in the minors .Amassing a record of 23-18 with a WHIP of 1.38 and a ERA of 3.61. Davidson also had 15 saves in the Burlington Farm System. He was called up early in season 6 and was traded to San Francisco in season 8. Then the Kickapoos traded young Davidson to the Manatees in season 9. And finally in season 10 the Manatees traded him back to his original team the Syracuse Moose. Kinda Full Circle !!!
SIGNING BONUS: 2,800,000
Enrique (I'm the) Mangual was the Hartford Crushers first pick. This Kid from My hood spent 4 years in the Farm System .And rang up a record of 61-21 with a WHIP of 1.29 and a 3.50 ERA. Mangual was called up early in season 7 . Then in season 8 the kid was robbed of the CY-Young award.That year he had a record of 21-4 with a ERA of 4.32 and a Whip of 1.32.So far he has yet to hit 20 wins since ,but we know he can bust out a 20 win season any year now. And that makes him The Man.
SIGNING BONUS: 2,880,000
The Aztecs picked Ricardo (Fantasy Island ) Torres as their first pick. Wow what a pick this kid was. Torres Spent 5 years in the minors and hit .331, 206 Homers, 660 RBI's, 200 Doubles and 51 Triples. He picked up a ton of hardware in the minors. 5 All-star games, 3 MVP's, 5 Silver Sluggers, 1 ROY,and 1 Gold Glove. So far in three seasons in the Majors he is hitting .304, 114 Homers, 392 RBI's , 86 doubles , 18 triples, and 84 stolen bases. Torres was the Majors season 8 ROY , MVP and Silver Slugger, He has picked up another Silver slugger and has played in 3 all-star games.If he stays healthy he will be a Hall of Fame shoe in. He's a Fantasy Island unto himself!!
SIGNING BONUS: 2,790,000
Evan (Or Odd) Thomson was picked by the Witchita Skyline(Charlotte Chimps). In his 3 years in the Chimps Farm system Thomson excelled. He garnered a record of 45-21 , 1.34 WHIP and a 3.43 ERA. Thomson also played in 2 Minor league all-star games. But since his call up early in season 6, he has struggled. His M L record is 45-65 with a 1.47 WHIP and a 4.57 ERA. He has 1 more ARB year left and may find himself on the trade block if he doesn't improve.
SIGNING BONUS: 2,690,000
Napoleon (Ice Cream) Ledee was picked by the Salem Ectoplasms. He spent 3 years in the Ectos farm system then was traded to the Burlington Moose in Season 6. He played in the Moose AAA team until his call up during season 6 roster expansion time. In the Minor Leagues he hit .334 ,157 homers and 484 RBI's and picked up 2 Silver Sluggers and a Gold glove. Ledde was traded to the Stars in season 8 and then traded again to the Howlers in season 11.He picked up a world series ring in season 9 with the stars.
SIGNING BONUS: 2,613,000
The Durham Bulls(Jacksonville Manatees) picked Bryan( Beach Boy) Wilson with thier first pick. He spent 5 years in the Manatees Farm system. And had a record of 62-51 with a WHIP of 1.41 and a ERA of 3.94. But since his call up he has struggled and his M L record is a Paltry 12-26 with a WHIP of 1.54 and a ERA of 4.99